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From his legendary 1950s Sun recordings to his latter-day classic 'American' albums, Johnny Cash was always the country voice of rock. This is Stephen Miller's vivid account of the life and times of a journeyman who started out with stablemates Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, and who would later collaborate with musical friends such as Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. Once on the point of death from drug addiction, Cash turned his life around and went on to further successes from music that grew out of those original Sun Recording Studio sessions. Here are all the anecdotes behind the rowdy years, the prison albums, the relationships and the music. Country king, movie actor and activist, Cash enjoyed a rollercoaster career that lurched between million-selling albums and periods of dark obscurity. Through it all The Man in Black remained a hero to discerning country and rock fans all over the world. This is his unique story.